Effect of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors on red blood cell membrane lipids and haemorheological parameters, in patients affected by familial hypercholesterolemia.

Abstract

Eighteen patients with familial hypercholesterolemia treated with lovastatin (40 mg/day) for three months were studied to find out whether the drug induces modifications in the lipid composition of the erythrocyte membrane and whether these induce changes in the rheological behaviour of the red blood cell. Our results show that the changes observed in… (More)

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